pistole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pistole, of uncertain origin. Probably ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɪstəʊl/, /pɪˈstəʊl/

Noun[edit]

pistole (plural pistoles)

  1. (now historical) A Spanish gold double-escudo coin of the mid-sixteenth century, or any of various gold coins derived from or based on this. [from 16th c.]

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pistole f

  1. A pistol.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Probably ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pistole f (plural pistoles)

  1. (historical) pistole (coin)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pistole f

  1. plural form of pistola

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested 1544[1], of uncertain origin. Probably ultimately from Czech píšťala (whistle), from Proto-Slavic *piščalь, from *piskati, *piščati (to squeak, whistle), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *pīṣk-.

Noun[edit]

pistole f (oblique plural pistoles, nominative singular pistole, nominative plural pistoles)

  1. pistol (small gun)

References[edit]

  1. ^ pistole” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).